Tag Archives: CDP

Climate targets: businesses a hit; government a miss

More than 150 companies have committed to set emissions reduction targets in line with the global effort to keep warming well below 2°C. Compass, Sodexo and Unilever are among the firms that have committed to setting goals through the Science Based Targets Initiative. The project, a partnership between CDP, UN Global Compact, WRI and WWF,…
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89% of big UK firms cutting carbon

NINE IN EVERY 10 UK companies in the FTSE350 now have activities in place to lower their carbon output, compared with less than half in 2010. The percentage of businesses with absolute emissions reduction targets has also increased from 31% to 38%, according to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s latest figures.   CDP also found that…
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Water use in largest companies tracked

MCDONALD’S, COCA-COLA and Tesco are among the 62 food and drink companies involved in the first ever assessment of corporate water management. In all, 700 of the world’s largest companies are expected to disclose information on their efforts to reduce water use as part of a new project run by the Carbon Disclosure Project.  …
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My viewpoint: That water is an essential resource for food businesses is a well-understood concept. Much less so is the risk presented by shortages, says Cate Lamb.

COCA-COLA, BUNGE and Kellogg’s are just some of the major food and drink players moving to strategically address water related risks and opportunities through CDP, the global disclosure system through which a growing number of investors is calling on companies for environmental accountability.                   These businesses were…
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